During his 2013 appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Kanye West issued the following warning to both the public and the paparazzi:
“It’s not safe for you in this zoo. Never think that I’m not from Chicago for one second!”
He may be taking those words to heart with a leaked track that finds him embracing Chicago’s “Drill” scene and referencing OJ Da Juiceman over a trap-influenced beat. The track, tentatively titled “Midas Touch,” is one of at least three Kanye-related works to hit the Internet this weekend. Friday brought West and Vic Mensa’s “U Mad,” as well as a Kendrick Lamar verse from West’s recent single “All Day.”
It’s unknown if “Midas Touch” is from West’s upcoming album—believed to be named So Help Me God—or if it’s an outtake from West’s work on Rihanna’s upcoming album. Continual chants of, “New Rihanna in the front / B***hes in the back, she don’t like me though,” on the hook would suggest it’s the latter.
Neither West’s So Help Me God or Rihanna’s upcoming album have official release dates. You can stream both “Midas Touch” and Kendrick Lamar’s “All Day” verse at RapDose.com.